Mexico’s Transportation Ministery Halts Commercial Trucking Services for 2 Months

March 26, 2023


Mexico’s transportation ministry has stopped issuing new permits, license plates and driver’s licenses for commercial truck operators until Dec. 31 because of a cyberattack in late October, creating possible delays for transporters. Permits that expire on these dates will be automatically extended until December 31, the agency added. Officials for Mexico’s trucking industry said SICT’s decision to delay issuing new permits and licenses could hurt the country’s domestic supply chain, as well as cross-border trade with the United States.

“In cross-border transportation services, the American authority has the power to request the driver’s license — not having the registration of the procedure and the current document, supposes a large number of drivers and trucks that would be losing all opportunity to operate,” according to a news release from Mexico’s National Chamber of Freight Transport (CANACAR).

Incident Date

October 24, 2022



Estimated Cost

Administrative services halted for 2 months, potential delays for transporters

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified